Lectures & workshops

saturday   |   8

“A Shabbat in the Woods.” Sherith Israel’s hike with Kabbalistic study and music. At Muir Woods, Mill Valley. 10:15 a.m. RSVP to (415) 346-1720 ext. 24.

sunday   |   9

“Organizational Leadership for Social Change.” AJWS-AVODAH board service training for those interested in nonprofits. At JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $36. (415) 593-3284.

“Chagall and Lunch at the Jewish Museum.” S.F. Secular Humanist Havurah. At the Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F. 11 a.m. (415) 751-3766.

tuesday   |   11

“Job Strategy Café.” Jewish Vocational Services workshop. At JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. 10 a.m. Free. (415) 782-6293.

“Tacos and Torah.” Torah study led by Temple Emanu-El Rabbi Jonathan Jaffe. At Mariachi’s, 508 Valencia St., S.F. 6:30 p.m. www.emanuelsf.org.

thursday   |   13

“The Theatrical Synagogue on the Secular Stage.” Donny Imbar, director for arts and culture at the Israel Center, discusses Hebrew plays. At Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F. 7 p.m. Free with admission. www.thecjm.org.

friday   |   14

“V-J Day 65th Anniversary Celebration.” Stories, songs, ’40s-style dance party and veggie potluck. At Congregation Ner Tamid, 1250 Quintara St., San Francisco. 6 p.m. More programs on Aug. 15 at 9:30 a.m. RSVP to (415) 661-3383.

sunday  |   16

“Bubbeh Myses: A History of the Yiddish Language.” Bay Area Jewish Genealogical meeting with speaker Ken Blady. At JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. 1-3 p.m. www.sfbajgs.org.

“Torture, Popular Culture and Truth.” Discussion led by the Bay Area Religious Campaign Against Torture. At Or Shalom Jewish Community, 1250 Quintara  St., S.F. 7-9 p.m. Free. RSVP to (415) 242-9992.